Tools to Address Disparities in Health: Data as Building Blocks for Change, A Data Collection Toolkit for Health Insurance Plans/Health Care Organizations

Organization: 
America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)
Author: 
Nerenz, David R.
Author: 
Bocchino, Carmella
Author: 
Lardy, Barbara
Author: 
Carreon, Rita
Author: 
Wheeler, Deborah
Author: 
Erceg, Caroline
Published Date: 
2005

Data as Building Blocks for Change supplies health insurance plans and health care organizations with the building blocks to begin collecting data on patient race, ethnicity and language data. The toolkit aims to expand the general knowledge about the issues surrounding data collection and its potential impact for identifying disparities and measuring quality improvement. The toolkit provides an overview of the importance of collecting patient race, ethnicity and language data, laws and regulations that support the collection of data, the most commonly used sources for collecting data, ways to link data to quality measures and quality improvement, and a list of available resources and tools as well as current innovative health care models.

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